DJI Unveils Compact Avata Drone with Built-in Prop Guards and Goggles 2


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On Thursday, DJI announced its latest drone, the DJI Avata, which includes built-in prop guards and obstacle avoidance for indoor or outdoor flight.

The new DJI Avata is an ultra-compact device that is easy to carry and maneuver in all situations. It has a flight time of 18 minutes and communicates through DJI’s O3+ transmission system.

Just because the drone is small doesn’t mean that DJI has skimped on the recording capabilities. It uses a 1/1/7-inch CMOS sensor with an f/2.8 aperture and a 155-degree field of view.

That camera allows for the capture of 4K video at up to 60 frames per second, 2.7K video at 100 frames per second, or 1080p at 100 frames per second. The camera is stabilized with RockSteady and HorizonSteady stabilization.

DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2 and the controller

DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2 and the controller

You can fly the drone with either the DJI Basic Controller or the DJI Motion Controller. For a more immersive experience, you can put on the new DJI Goggles 2.

There are downward vision sensors and infrared time-of-flight (ToF) sensors to help avoid obstacles. Those integrated propeller guards allow the Avata to handle small collisions, while various replacement parts, including the propeller guard, props, body cage and more, are available to keep your drone flying.

DJI Goggles 2

The updated DJI Goggles 2 help you feel like you’re in the drone with FPV control. They are light, comfortable and portable.

They use dual Micro-OLED screens with adjustable diopters. Video streams over O3+ at full 1080p/100fps for ultra-high resolution and low latency.

DJI Goggles 2

The new DJI Goggles 2

Overall, DJI says the new Goggles 2 are smaller and lighter, while also being more comfortable. The screens are also clearer and help improve the in-flight experience.

Available now

More information about DJI Avata on the DJI website. Various packages are available with different controller configurations and your choice of DJI Goggles 2 or DJI FPV Goggles V2.

The drone alone will set you back $629. The Pro View combo including the motion controller and DJI Goggles 2 will set you back $1,388, while the Fly Smart combo with DJI FPV Goggles V2 and motion controller will set you back $1,168.

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